Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Genoa - Italy

This is one of the 4 cards i've received today from Peggy. Pallazzo Reale, Royal Palace in Genoa, Italy, a new unesco whs.

The palace is one of the Palazzi dei Rolli, mid-16th century Mannerist palaces built when the Republic of Genoa was at the height of its financial and seafaring power. "The Palazzi dei Rolli offer an extraordinary variety of different solutions, achieving universal value in adapting to the particular characteristics of the site and to the requirements of a specific social and economic organization. They also offer an original example of a public network of private residences designated to host state visits." - in:

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